Cheese Tortellini with Chicken & Pesto

serves 4 – 6



1 pound Pasta Gourmet New York Cheese Tortellini (frozen)
1 cup favorite jarred pesto
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast (cut into bite-size pieces)
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup pine nuts
Parmesan or romano cheese for topping


1. Prepare tortellini per package instructions. Once pasta is finished cooking, drain and reserve 1 cup of the hot pasta water. Transfer pasta to a large bowl, toss in the chicken and nuts.
2. Stir the pesto in the jar, then add to the pasta and mix in a little of the pasta water until desired consistnecy.
3. Divide the pasta onto the plates and sprinkle with the goat cheese and parmesan/ romano cheese.